Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 13-19

AWARDS NL Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger (Dodgers) AL Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge (Yankees) NL Manager of the Year: Torey Lovullo (D-Backs) AL Manager of the Year: Paul Molitor (Twins) NL Cy Young: Max Scherzer (Nationals) AL Cy Young: Corey Kluber (Indians) NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins) AL MVP: Jose Altuve (Astros)…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 6-12

GOLD GLOVES American League C Martin Maldonado (1st), 1B Eric Hosmer (4th), 2B Brian Dozier (1st), 3B Evan Longoria (3rd), SS Andrelton Simmons, LF Alex Gordon (5th), CF Byron Buxton (1st), RF Mookie Betts (2nd), P Marcus Stroman (1st) National League C Tucker Barnhart (1st), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (3rd), 2B DJ LeMahieu (2nd), 3B Nolan…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 2-5

NEWS  The Twins have announced that 3B Miguel Sano will undergo surgery on his left leg on Nov. 13. He missed the final 6 weeks of the season after suffering a stress fracture in his leg. The Red Sox have formally announced the addition of Hall of Famer Tony LaRussa to their baseball operations department.…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 23-29

NEWS The Mariners announced plans that they will retire Edgar Martinez’s #11 in a ceremony to be held on August 12th. The Red Sox announced plans that they will retire David Ortiz’s #34 in a ceremony to be held on June 23rd. The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 All-Star game at Progressive Field. The…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 16-22

NEWS The BBWAA elected three new Hall of Famers. Jeff Bagwell (86.2), Tim Raines (86.0) and Ivan Rodriguez (76.0). The next closest were Trevor Hoffman 5 votes short (74.0), Vladimir Guerrero 15 votes short (71.7), Edgar Martinez (58.6), Roger Clemens (54.1), Barry Bonds (53.8), Mike Mussina (51.8), Curt Schilling (45.0), Lee Smith (34.2), Manny Ramirez…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 9-15

NEWS Max Scherzer will no longer be able to pitch in the WBC due to a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger. Top Cuban OF prospect Luis Robert left his home island in November and it seems he is working towards joining a major league organization. He is 19 years old.…

Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 2-8

Only 33 days until Pitchers and Catchers start reporting and 82 days until Opening Day!   NEWS Manny Ramirez is returning to baseball at the age of 44. The Kochi Fighting Dogs of the independent Shikoku Isalnd League in Japan have announced an agreement with Ramirez. whose last MLB at-bat was in 2011. A couple…